"In other words, even where a state does not actually establish an Exchange, the federal government can create “an Exchange established by the State under [42 U.S.C. § 18031]” on behalf of that state. "
You may have to read that several times to let it sink in, but as David Bernstein said of the opinion, "the idea that “an exchange established by a state” can in practice be “an exchange established by the Federal Government on behalf of a state” seems to me to do violence to the English language. "
I couldn't agree more.
But I figure those hoping to keep the wording exact, and not allow for a group of states refusing to set up the exchanges and forcing the federal government to step in, will sink the ACA is a forlorn hope.
Someone opined some Bush Appointees would help torpedo the law... Chief Justice Roberts is a Bush appointee and when he had a perfect opportunity to torpedo the ACA and what did he do????
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."